Happy Wednesday y’all! Sorry it’s been so long since I posted, been super busy baking it up and trying to expand my market, developing new recipes. I do a stock pile of recipes to share with you all, though. Today, though, I had to start with this one for Loaded Cauliflower Casserole.
I prepped this on a Saturday, it was super easy, and then just baked in on a Sunday afternoon for the Lions game (my husband is from Michigan, meaning they are die-hard Lions fans). It was so simple, yet so good.
My husband may have even tricked my sister-in-law into eating it. She may be a slightly picky eater, so he told her after eating it, that it was cauliflower and not potatoes. And she did say it was good, so I would consider that a win!
I added chicken for some added protein and so I could make just one single dish. I love one skillet or one dish meals. It makes cleaning up a lot nicer too.
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
- 1 head cauliflower
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp cream cheese
- 2 chicken breast
- sea salt and pepper
- Italian seasoning
- 6 slices bacon
- one bundle green onion
- 1 cup shredded cheese
Season chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until cooked completely (no longer pink in the center). Allow it to cool and shred.
While the chicken is baking, cut up the cauliflower, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Boil a pot of water with a teaspoon of salt. Add the cauliflower. Cook until the cauliflower is tender, soft. Strain. Pat dry slightly. Run through a food processor with cream cheese, salt, pepper, and cream cheese.
Cook bacon, place on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble once cooled.
Assemble: Place chicken in the bottom of a casserole dish. Scoop on the mashed cauliflower. Sprinkle with cheese. Add the bacon. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Make sure the cheese is melted and the chicken is hot. Since I refrigerated mine, it took longer to reheat it all. if you make it in one day, cut the baking time down until the cheese is melted. Top and garnish with green onion.
Eat and enjoy!